When I was a schoolboy and was given my own room, I established the Republic of Rumia with myself as sole inhabitant and Supreme Dictator General For Life. Rumia was where my imagination was fertilised, where my toy animals became a reserve forest, where my cars had a highway built for them, and where I was king, rebel, police, pirate...anything I wanted to be. Rumia disappeared when we moved away to a smaller house. It is for me the natural name for my blog.
Birth of a Butterfly
The Haiku master Basho described a butterfly as a flower with wings:-
The falling flower reclimbs the branch no, it is a butterfly!
Here's a slideshow by my friend Alaka on the birth of two butterfly species:-